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noun
Fuze  n.  A tube, filled with combustible matter, for exploding a shell, etc. See Fuse, n.
Chemical fuze, a fuze in which substances separated until required for action are then brought into contact, and uniting chemically, produce explosion.
Concussion fuze, a fuze ignited by the striking of the projectile.
Electric fuze, a fuze which is ignited by heat or a spark produced by an electric current.
Friction fuze, a fuze which is ignited by the heat evolved by friction. See fuzee (1).
Percussion fuze, a fuze in which the ignition is produced by a blow on some fulminating compound.
Time fuze, a fuze adapted, either by its length or by the character of its composition, to burn a certain time before producing an explosion.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Fuze" Quotes from Famous Books



... sudden sizzle as he lit the fuze, and he saw a stream of smoky light fly through the darkness and fall on to the ground in the centre of the dug-out. Then Samuel 'opped it, the sapper just behind him, up the shaft and into the trench. The sapper rushed him round a bend, and ...
— No Man's Land • H. C. McNeile



Words linked to "Fuze" :   lighter, time-fuse, fusee, fuse, light, primer, fuzee, safety fuse



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